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Tindalls Colchester – New Teen Art Classes

Tindalls Colchester – New Teen Art Classes

We have listened to the feedback we were getting on our previous Artful Splodgers classes! Whilst great for the slightly younger children we were getting asked a lot for more advanced classes for teens! We are very proud of our new teen art classes and hope that these will really help children to enhance their artistic skills, particularly those wanting to study, or already studying art further for GCSE or A Levels. The classes are for children aged between 12…

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Rock Painting by Anya

Rock Painting by Anya

Both myself and others here at the Colchester store have noticed a growth in the popularity of rock painting recently. All over the internet, videos and pictures of this new trend have taken over. Seeing as it is such an easy arty activity for adults and children, we thought that it would be a really fun and inclusive idea to incorporate into the shop somehow. Therefore, we have created a short list of materials, which are available from us and…

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Art with a brew

Art with a brew

We are really pleased to announce that we are going to be running some staff led sessions in the Colchester store during the week and on weekends to introduce you to some of our own favourite mediums! We decided to run our Art with a Brew sessions as we ourselves are such a creative bunch and are always experimenting with new ways to use the materials we sell! We get a lot of enquiries about how to use certain products…

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Colchester Adult Workshops 2020 – quick view

Colchester Adult Workshops 2020 – quick view

Saturday 1st February Watercolour Taster Session with Susan Boddy more info/book Thursday 27th February Drawing Cyclamen in Coloured Pencils with Janie Pirie more info/book Wednesday 4th, 11th and 18th March Watercolour for Beginners with Susan Boddy more info/book Saturday 7th March Big cats in coloured pencil or graphite with Robyn Parker-Love more info/book Saturday 14th March Palette Knife Flowers with Lois Cordelia more info/book Monday 16th March Sunsets and Sunrises in Pan Pastels with Jacqueline South more info/book Thursday 26th…

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Free summer activities in Colchester

Free summer activities in Colchester

We have lots of amazing, free events coming up in the Colchester branch throughout August. We have several Test it with Tea sessions running. These tester sessions will allow you to come and join us to try out lots of the materials we stock! It can be hard deciding between brands or venturing into a new medium when you aren’t quite sure how it works. This is the perfect opportunity to try before you buy, pick our brains for advice…

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Testing alcohol inks at Tindalls Colchester

Testing alcohol inks at Tindalls Colchester

In store we decided to test Piñata Alcohol Inks on different papers and surfaces. We tested on Yupo Paper, Bristol Board, Cartridge Paper and Mix Media Paper initially. The Yupo Paper is ideal, because the surface itself is less porous, so the inks sit on the surface as opposed to soaking in slightly which causes the colours to lose their vibrancy. This means we can come back at a later point and rework the piece just by adding more ink…

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Free Demonstrations at Colchester – 2019

Free Demonstrations at Colchester – 2019

FREE Demonstrations – Everyone is welcome, attendance is free, no need to book – product discounts on the day! We have some really exciting new artists demonstrating in Colchester over the next few months. All of our demonstrations take place on a Saturday, 10am – 4pm, are free to attend and we will be offering discounts on the products used. On Saturday 4th May we have Emma Traynor with us who will be using oil pastels in addition to oil…

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Easter Drop in Crafts at Tindalls Colchester

Easter Drop in Crafts at Tindalls Colchester

For Easter we are holding some drop in crafts in store. We are open 11am – 4pm on the bank holiday Friday and Monday. Between 11.15am and 3.30pm you can come in and use Brusho or marble some Easter shapes – bunnies, chicks and of course eggs – for just 20p and if that is not fun enough we also have little clay eggs to decorate with Posca pens for £1. We love Brusho and the Marabou Easy Marble Inks…

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Watercolour Landscapes – the Importance of Atmosphere and Tone with Susan Boddy

Watercolour Landscapes – the Importance of Atmosphere and Tone with Susan Boddy

Workshop report by Hannah Shepherd Saturday 23rd February at the Colchester store. Materials used: Winsor and Newton Artist watercolor paint (limited palette) Rough paper (140lb)  Brushes – flat, round 12 and 8 and rigger Jakar Daisy Palette Faber-Castell water pot Susan Boddy was with us in Colchester looking at atmosphere and tone in watercolour landscapes. Susan spent a lot of time demonstrating for the students and speaking about colour mixing and the students then worked on Bockingford paper for their…

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What’s on in Colchester in March 2019!

What’s on in Colchester in March 2019!

Written by Hannah Shepherd We have got lots of exciting events on in March, including two free demonstrations with artists who have not previously demonstrated with us which we are really looking forward to. We kick off the month with a demonstration with Vicky Rosenthal on Saturday 2nd March. Vicky is a watercolourist and will hopefully be holding some classes with us over the summer. Vicky will be with us from 10am – 4pm and we will be offering discounts…

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